AceWorldNews – BALKAN STATES – (Tasnim) – June 01 – Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) dispatched a consignment of humanitarian assistance to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, the two Balkan states stricken by the worst flooding they have seen in 120 years.
Deputy head of IRCS for the international and humanitarian affairs said on Saturday that the shipment of humanitarian aid included household items, foodstuff, and emergency shelters.
The Iranian Red Crescent was among the first organizations to dispatch relief aid to the Balkans after the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies called on the world nations to help the flood-hit people in east Europe, Shahabeddin Mohammadi Araqi explained.
More than 50 people were killed by flooding and landslides in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia after the heaviest rainfall in more than a century caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away roads, bridges and homes.
Serbia and Bosnia were worst hit and say the damage inflicted runs to hundreds of millions of euros each, a huge blow to their cash-strapped economies.
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#AceNewsServices – AUSTRIA – April 21 – Austrian authorities say they believe two teenage girls that vanished from their homes in Vienna earlier in April may have been tricked into going to Syria to join foreign-backed insurgents and terrorists in the country in the name of “holy war.” (Alalam)
The first hints of where Samra Kesinovic, 16, and Sabina Selimovic, 15, went were a number of social media posts claiming the girls had gone to fight a “holy war.”
The development comes as al-Qaeda-linked Takfiri propagandists and local preachers across Europe have become increasingly active in social networking site and a number of community mosques, deceiving Muslim youth and young converts into joining terrorist gangs in the Muslim nation of Syria and kill other Muslims in the name of a “holy struggle.”
The girl’s parents told the Dnevni Avaz (Daily Voice), a newspaper in Bosnia and Herzegovina, that the pair had left behind letters in which they said they were going to Syria to fight “for Islam.”
New photos on Facebook pages of the two female teenagers show them holding Kalashnikov automatic rifles, and in some cases they are surrounded by armed men.
In their latest post, they said they were going to get married so they could become “holy warriors,” according to the Daily Mail.